BTW: to find the new camera plates in the e-store go to >Accessories-All, >M1 Series Accessories at the bottom:
Any update on the plate for the D3?
Waters, thanks probably would, as does the D3 plate from Really Right Stuff. In answer following Nick states his is now available which I understand has some unique features applicable to both the M1 and the camera. And, I was told when I purchased the M1, with which the U1G was supplied, that the D3 plate would be an upgrade.
Great to know - when I purchased the M! I was told that I would get this as an upgrade - will I have ot call or will it be sent like the upper rotator know was.
Nick is not reinventing the wheel, he is updating it! The Clamps of the whole M1- System have a Pin System which can be used to "Click Into Position Automatically". With the New Fanotec Camera Plates you will click automatically centered into position on the Upper rail end Clamp QRC 40A.
Have a look to this thread: http://www.nodalninja.com/forum/show...es-CP-U2-U3-U4
@Bob, you will like the new D3 Clamp clicking into position automatically. Have a look for CP-U4G when it is ready for sale.
Last edited by hindenhaag; 02-23-2012 at 10:18 AM.
Heinz, you can't imagine...
And, when this has settled down, I plan to suggest that the same thing be done for the quick release plates of the NN5 that I use with my D300.
If I replace the standard clamp on the NN5 rotator with the new QR 55mm one will the camera plate click into position? If that works all I need to know is if the camera plate C1 fits the new Canon 5D MKIII...
this is the upper rail end clamp, QR40A: http://store.nodalninja.com/products...pper-Rail.html This has to be used for the new camera plates. The problem with NN5 is that this plate has to be able to slide on the fixed upper rail. M1 has fixed clamps and the rail slide through the clamp. The knob of QR40A is too thick to slide on the upper rail of NN5. The clamp needs a 10mm lift with an adapter to get the knob free.
Last edited by hindenhaag; 03-06-2012 at 11:09 AM.
Thanks Heinz that's very helpful.
Just an add-on: To mount QR40A directly to Camera Plate Mounting Knob of NN5 we need a lift of 10mm for free space of the knob. http://store.nodalninja.com/products...ting-Knob.html
To avoid twist, we need a socket in the adapter for the Anti Twist Screws of QR40a to be very secure. Just got an idea this evening. Cp-2 camera plate has a total height of 10mm. With the high Anti Twist Flange of it it might be possible to secure QR40A in position without Anti twist Screw Sockets in the Adapter. I'll test it tomorrow and try to take some pics. In case it will work, you can just use your old CP-2 Camera Plate to slide along the upper rail of NN5 and use the new brilliant camera plates on NN3 NN4 NN5, in case the lower rail will take the new offset. I will tell you tomorrow.
Last edited by hindenhaag; 03-06-2012 at 11:28 AM.